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Atlanta City Council seeks more details on affordable housing plans

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The Atlanta city council is working on a strategy for affordable housing.  Council members Michael Julian Bond and Natalyn Archibong introduced legislation to encourage developers to build affordable housing if the city sales them vacant lots for $1.  Housing advocate Matthew Cardinale says a similar plan worked in Arkansas where rent is around $400/month.

 

Senate blocks proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare

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Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare got smashed yesterday in Washington D.C.  Senators voted down the bill 57 to 43 that would’ve replace the affordable care with a more restrictive plan. 9 Republicans voted no including Senator John McCain.  Later today senators will vote on a repeal only bill.